I was driving home from taking my husband to work the other day and someone was giving an interview on KISS FM. The voice sounded familiar, and I was trying to figure out who it was, when I realized it was Charlie Sheen. He was going on about how he thought he had bipolar, and I only caught part of the interview. It makes sense, tbh, he sure acted manic. That didn’t bother me.
What bothered me was the group of DJ’s that were commenting on it. I get that Charlie was supposedly “self diagnosing” or something (again, I got into the interview late), and had diagnosed himself with other things as well (or something). And they were going on how “well hes bipolar, and OCD, why not schizophrenic”, etc., etc. They were really making light of the whole thing. And it started to really grate my nerves to a point that I (had I known then number) would have probably called and schooled them.
With all these shootings and crazy bullshit going on, and the eye on mental health recently, its things like this that make the mentally ill scared to get help or even say they are sick. We’re looked at as a joke, or a zoo exhibit. The things that have been said to me, or done to me from people who knew I was sick I could write a book on.
I just think is sick. In todays world we are all about “equality”. Don’t use the “bad” words. Dont call someone the “N” word. Retard shouldnt be used. Dont say gay! But please, go ahead and use EVERY VARIETY of the word “crazy”. That’s cool. No problem there! Why the hell is it ok?
It shouldn’t be.